The purpose of PSHE in our school is to promote emotional literacy and citizenship. By this, we mean that pupils are able to hold balanced and well-informed conversations about themselves and others and make informed choices that will affect their health and personal/social wellbeing.
PSHE uses an enquiry-based approach to learning. Lessons include times to discuss real life situations and personal experiences, share ideas and strategies learned and may involve ‘circle time’ games to develop trusting relationships amongst the group. This approach enables pupils to focus on issues that are relevant to them and learn from the experiences of others. A range of teaching strategies are used to ensure learning is challenging and relevant including the use of picture posters, circle time games, role play and drama.
Where possible we want our pupils to have opportunities to develop a broader understanding of the social, emotional and health issues that may affect them in their lives through facilitating open and honest discussions. We welcome local experts or visitors to support the delivery of this curriculum.
Our Ofsted 2018 inspection report highlighted that:
"Pupils learn how to keep themselves safe through the curriculum and have a strong understanding how to stay safe.